Jan 23, 2018

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Hiroyuki Seshita & Kōbun Shizuno, 2017)

☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

The latest offering from Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, Blame!) is - strictly visually speaking - probably their best work so far (apart from the titular monster and its Pterosaur-like kin that look as if their skin was made of carbonized wood), with beautifully rendered cel-shaded frames in stylishly flashy abundance, but in the story department, it falls flat as a tasteless pancake, boring you to death with tons of dull exposition, mind-numbing technobabble and the blandest of characters you could ever imagine, and not to mention that it ends with a cliffhanger after some of those utterly uninvolving protagonists are blasted to death during the final, action-oriented yet unsatisfying act.

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